Kirinyaga, Kenya

Kainamui

From $21.50

Little peaberry, big flavor!

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We taste

citrus blossom, plum, pomelo, brown sugar

...in this coffee.

Our second offering from Kenya for the year is a stunner. Hailing from the Kainamui washing mill, in the Kirinyaga growing region, this little peaberry packs a big punch. What’s a peaberry you say? Most coffee cherries produce two seeds which sit side by side making one side of each seed flat. A peaberry occurs when only one seed forms within the cherry. Since there is no opposing seed, the peaberry tends to grow smaller and more round in shape. These peaberries then get sorted out during the dry milling of the coffee.

Some would argue that since all of the energy goes into producing one seed instead of two, that the peaberries are fuller in flavor, acidity and sweetness. This peaberry from Kainamui certainly seems to support this argument! Off the grind, we are finding lovely floral and dark fruit aromatics. A pomelo like acidity resounds in the cup and is countered by a deep brown sugar sweetness. This is a small lot, so if you love peak season, bright and juicy coffees from Kenya, get it quick!

Region
Region
Kirinyaga, Kenya
Flavors
Flavors
citrus blossom, plum, pomelo, brown sugar
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
citrus blossom, dark fruit
Acidity
Acidity
citric
Sweetness
Sweetness
brown sugar
Producer
Producer
small plot pruducers
Altitude
Altitude
5905 ft
Varieties
Varieties
bourbon types

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
In: 17g
Out: 33-35g
Time: 24-26 sec
Ratio: 1:2
Kalita
In: 17g
H20: 305
TDS: 1.30%
Ratio: 1:18

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$6.86/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$.30/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$12.90/lb.

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